Will Smith stars in this moving tale inspired by the true story of Chris Gardner, a San Francisco salesman struggling to build a future for himself and his 5-year-old son Christopher (Jaden Smith). When his girlfriend Linda (Thandie Newton) walks out, Chris is left to raise Christopher (Jaden Smith) on his own. Chris' determination finally pays off when he lands an unpaid internship in a brutally competitive stockbroker-training program, where only one in twenty interns will make the cut. But without a salary, Chris and his son are evicted from their apartment and are forced to sleep on the streets, in homeless shelters and even behind the locked doors of a metro station bathroom. With self-confidence and the love and trust of his son, Chris Gardner rises above his obstacles to become a Wall Street legend.

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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

PG-13

Drama · 1h 58m · 12/15/2006

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For His Son, One Man Will Reach For The Impossible.

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Will Smith stars in this moving tale inspired by the true story of Chris Gardner, a San Francisco salesman struggling to build a future for himself and his 5-year-old son Christopher (Jaden Smith). When his girlfriend Linda (Thandie Newton) walks out, Chris is left to raise Christopher (Jaden Smith) on his own. Chris' determination finally pays off when he lands an unpaid internship in a brutally competitive stockbroker-training program, where only one in twenty interns will make the cut. But without a salary, Chris and his son are evicted from their apartment and are forced to sleep on the streets, in homeless shelters and even behind the locked doors of a metro station bathroom. With self-confidence and the love and trust of his son, Chris Gardner rises above his obstacles to become a Wall Street legend.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Columbia Pictures, Relativity Media, Overbrook Entertainment, Escape Artists

Budget

$55,000,000

Revenue

$307,077,295
Part Of
Cast
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Will Smith

Chris Gardner
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Jaden Smith

Christopher (as Jaden Christopher Syre Smith)
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Thandiwe Newton

Linda (as Thandie Newton)
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Brian Howe

Jay Twistle
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James Karen

Martin Frohm
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Dan Castellaneta

Alan Frakesh
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Kurt Fuller

Walter Ribbon
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Takayo Fischer

Mrs. Chu
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Kevin West

World's Greatest Dad
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George Cheung

Chinese Maintenance Worker (as George K. Cheung)
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David Michael Silverman

Doctor at First Hospital
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Domenic Bove

Tim Ribbon
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Geoff Callan

Ferrari Owner
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Phil Talsky

Business Man (uncredited)
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Joyful Raven

Hippie Girl
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Scott Klace

Tim Brophy
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Rashida Clendening

Bus Driver
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Eric Schniewind

Doctors
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Peter Fitzsimmons

Doctors
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Maurice Sherbanee

Roy The Old Neighbor
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Zuhair Haddad

Cab Driver
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Victor Raider-Wexler

Landlord
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Mark Christopher Lawrence

Wayne
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Darryl Fong

Policeman
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George Maguire

Police Clerk
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Joe Nunez

Driver Who Hits Chris (as Joseph A. Nuñez)
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Adam Del Rio

Shoe-Spotting Intern
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Rocky LaRochelle

Motel Manager
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Erin Beers

Dean Witter Receptionist (as Erin Cahill)
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Rueben Grundy

Businessman
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Ming Lo

Young Executive
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John Kovacevich

Young Executive
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Bonnie Akimoto

Doctor's Receptionist
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Stu Klitsner

Dr. Strauk
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Esther Scott

Shelter Worker
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Tina D'Elia

Shelter Worker
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Cecil Williams

Reverend Williams
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David Fine

Big Guy Rodney
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George Moffatt

Homeless Guy In Line
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Amir Talai

Clerk
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Mike Garibaldi

Paul
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Jason Frazier

Young Man - Bus Fight
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Kevin Crook

Smug Intern
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David Haines

Other Young Executive
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James Finnerty

News Reporter (as Jim Finnerty)
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Abigail Van Alyn

Ribbon's Receptionist
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Bob Greene

Doctor at Oakland Memorial Hospital
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Robert Anthony Peters

Glide Shelter Worker
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Terri Orth-Pallavicini

Secretary
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John Robb

Homeless Guy
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Daniel Wilder

Homeless Guys
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Cathy Fithian

Policewoman
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Keith Stevenson

Indian Grocery Clerk
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Jeff Applebaum

Dean Witter Employee
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Victor Hoagland

Ribbon's Associate
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Richard Bischoff

Ribbon's Associate
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Edward Donlin

Dr. Don Florio
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Larry Hunt

Bucket Man
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Rose Aispuro

Blood Center Clerk
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Arbin C. Kumar

Check Cashing Clerk
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The Glide Ensemble

Glide Singers
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Jerry Edward McLilly

Smiley
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Shareef Allman

Prisoner
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Jeffrey Moon

Pizza Dad
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Peaches Hutchinson

Pizza Mom
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Brandon Deadwiler

Pizza Son
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Tateanna Wheeler-Lezine

Pizza Daughter
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Karen Kahn

Professional Woman
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Alissa Anderegg

Golden Gate Park Kid (uncredited)
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Martin Andris

Businessman (uncredited)
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Elise Angell

Intern (uncredited)
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Regina Antoinette

Shopper (uncredited)
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Phil Austin

Stock Broker (uncredited)
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Curtis Wayne Brown

Doctor (uncredited)
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Rick Camp

Bus Rider (uncredited)
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Doug Campbell

Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
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Stefano Capone

Businessman (uncredited)
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Brad Carr

Dean Witter Employee (uncredited)
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Molly Celaschi

Business Woman (uncredited)
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Cabran E. Chamberlain

Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
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Baldwin Chiu

Intern (uncredited)
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Kimberly Contreras

Hippie (uncredited)
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James Cotner

Laughing Man in Car (uncredited)
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Alexander Cukor

Dean Witter Intern (uncredited)
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Zachary Culbertson

European Tourist (uncredited)
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Bill Dietz

Businessman (uncredited)
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Ryan Else

Dean Witter Intern (uncredited)
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Travis B. Fields

Electronics Store Patron (uncredited)
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Joseph Fossum-Perez

Punk Rocker on BART (uncredited)
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Ben Fritz

Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
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Chris Gardner

Passerby on Street (uncredited)
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Chung Ginger

Bus passenger (uncredited)
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Elizabeth Hara

Pedestrian (uncredited)
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Daryl Anthony Harper

Homeless Man (uncredited)
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Nate Havoc

Intern (uncredited)
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Joshua Kanies

Construction Dept. (uncredited)
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Heather Kantor

Hippie (uncredited)
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David Kiiskinen

Dean Witter Broker (uncredited)
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Shawn Kresal

Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
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Brendan Kruse

Bike Messenger (uncredited)
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Mark Lavell

Businessman (uncredited)
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Robbie General Lee

Executive Business Man (uncredited)
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Adam Wang

Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
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Cindy Warner

Businesswoman 1980s SF (uncredited)
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Ricky Webster

Dean Witter / Mail Boy (uncredited)
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Fred Wright

Homeless Man (uncredited)
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Garrett Forbes

Homeless Teen (uncredited)
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Erick Vinther

Gentleman (uncredited)
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Alison Lewis

Glide Choir Member (uncredited)
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Steven Lindo

Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
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Annie Lore

Businesswoman / Driver w / car (uncredited)
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Pete Lynch

Dean Witter intern (uncredited)
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Lynne MacAllen

Woman Looking in Window (uncredited)
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Tyler MacNiven

Hippie (uncredited)
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Tommy Maples

Stock Broker (uncredited)
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Kenny Santiago Marrero

Stock Broker (uncredited)
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Danton Mew

Bicycle Deliveryman (uncredited)
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Peter Edward Mussad

Clerk (uncredited)
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David Pearl

Stock Trader (uncredited)
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Erika Pearson

Woman in Park (uncredited)
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David Alan Poe

Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
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Steve Potts

Construction Worker (uncredited)
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Jon Read

SFPD Desk Officer (uncredited)
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Ronald Reagan

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Rob 'Captain Rob' Robinson

Homeless Man (uncredited)
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Austin Scott

Homeless Youth (uncredited)
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John Patrick Shulak

Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Donn Andrew Simmons

Dean Witter Trader (uncredited)
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William Paul Smith

Dean Witter Employee (uncredited)
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Erin Lehmkühl

Motorist (uncredited)
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Yeena Fisher

Business Woman (uncredited)
Crew
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Chris Gardner

Producer
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James Lassiter

Producer
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Will Smith

Producer
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Steve Tisch

Producer
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Teddy Zee

Producer
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Phedon Papamichael

Cinematograpy
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Hughes Winborne

Editor
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Andrea Guerra

Music
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Willie D. Burton

Sound
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Detlef Halaski

Sound
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Kevin O'Connell

Sound
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Greg P. Russell

Sound
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David F. Klassen

Art
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J. Michael Riva

Art
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Gabriele Muccino

Director
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Steve Conrad

Writer
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David Alper

Producer
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Todd Black

Producer
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Jason Blumenthal

Producer
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Louis D'Esposito

Producer
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Mark Clayman

Producer
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Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Pursuit of Happyness

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

3/27/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

The Pursuit of Happyness

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (Std.))

3/27/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

The Pursuit of Happyness

(DVD)

3/27/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

The Pursuit of Happyness

(DVD)

3/27/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

The Pursuit of Happyness

(DVD)

3/27/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

The Pursuit of Happyness

(DVD)

3/27/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Pursuit Of Happiness: Live In Concert

(DVD)

9/26/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

The Pursuit Of Happyness

(DVD)

3/27/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

Victoria: En Busqueda De La Felicidad

(DVD)

11/23/2010

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